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I Hate You Hackers!

Last night, my site got hacked, and my hosting service suspended my account. It turned out that some @#$% got in and installed a phishing script on my server. Thankfully, my host didn’t delete my account, and they gave me some tips on how to deal with the security issues. Unfortunately I had to delete my newsletter script from my site, but that’s really minor since it could’ve been WordPress, which powers my entire website & blog. (FYI — I upgrade WordPress religiously.)

So in order to prevent the @#$% that had happened to me from happening to you, I suggest that you upgrade your scripts & applications you have on your server. I’m talking about things like WordPress (the core), plug-ins, Joomla, forums, etc.

And all you hackers & phishing scammers out there — there’s a special place in hell just for you. :evil:

2 comments to “I Hate You Hackers!”

  1. Jennifer Shirk
    · June 20th, 2009 at 6:41 am · Link

    Oh, no! That’s terrible. :cry:

  2. Nadia Lee
    · June 20th, 2009 at 2:17 pm · Link

    Hey Jennifer,

    It wasn’t that bad. It was just a massive annoyance / trouble.

    OTOH — I’m glad I’ve been with my hosting company for years. I think that’s the only reason why they didn’t delete my account outright. (over 3 years of hosting all my sites with them, etc. & never any problem..!)

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